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2 Samuel 12:28-30 New English Translation (NET Bible)

28 So now assemble the rest of the army[a] and besiege the city and capture it. Otherwise I will capture the city and it will be named for me.”

29 So David assembled all the army and went to Rabbah and fought against it and captured it. 30 He took the crown of their king[b] from his head—it was gold, weighed about seventy-five pounds,[c] and held a precious stone—and it was placed on David’s head. He also took from the city a great deal of plunder.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Samuel 12:28 tn Heb “people.” So also in vv. 29, 31.
  2. 2 Samuel 12:30 tn Part of the Greek tradition wrongly understands Hebrew מַלְכָּם (malkam, “their king”) as a proper name (“Milcom”). Some English versions follow the Greek here, rendering the phrase “the crown of Milcom” (so NRSV; cf. also NAB, CEV). TEV takes this as a reference not to the Ammonite king but to “the idol of the Ammonite god Molech.”
  3. 2 Samuel 12:30 tn Heb “and its weight [was] a talent of gold.” The weight of this ornamental crown was approximately 75 lbs (34 kg). See P. K. McCarter, II Samuel (AB), 313.
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